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How to Hold a Decision-Making Meeting (That Actually Ends with a Decision)

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Boost Productivity AND Eliminate Time-Wasting Meetings!

When a meeting that is supposed to conclude with a decision doesn't, it halts progress, frustrates attendees, and kills urgency. That's why as meeting leader, it's crucial you anticipate and manage the inevitable disagreement, anxiety, and stalling which prevent group decisions from being made.

This 90-minute webinar combines insights from psychology, behavioral economics, and management to provide you with a powerful new framework for preparing, organizing, and leading your decision-making meetings in a way that ensures attendees leave with a decision and a sense of accomplishment.

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What You Will Learn

High-performing managers everywhere are freeing up hours of time for their teams by ruthlessly rethinking which meetings are vital and which slow down decision making and action. Join us to learn a proven step-by-step method for resolving decisions quickly and powerfully for every meeting:
  • How to get buy-in for tough, even controversial decisions
  • How to encourage "controlled conflict" that gets you closer to a decision rather than further away
  • How to eliminate or reduce unwanted meeting behaviors, such as grandstanding, intransigence, and blame
  • How assigning the right preparation is the key to overcoming analysis paralysis
  • How to keep the meeting on track and decision focused, without looking like a tyrant

After attending, you’ll understand how you can be the decisive meeting leader that every organization desperately needs.

How You Will Benefit

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize when a meeting is not the best means to accomplish your purpose
  • Manage and maintain control of the agenda
  • Identify and respond to unforeseen changes in group or individual behavior

How Do AMA Webinars Work?

AMA Webinars provide you with a cost-effective and convenient way to boost your know-how. You can participate in the comfort of your home or office without the need for travel costs and time.


Paid registrants will also have a single-user license to access a recorded archive of the program for a full year.


Please note that AMA Webinars are designed to provide a one-to-one learning experience for an individual and are not designed to be viewed in a group setting. Program access is available only via the MYAMA account of the registered attendee.


About the Presenters

Al Pittampalli is the author of two books, Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World (Harper Business) and Read This Before Our Next Meeting: How We Can Get More Done (Portfolio). He has helped organizations like NASA, Hewlett Packard, Abbott Labs, Kaiser Permanente and more transform the way they think about leadership. Al writes for Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Psychology Today.




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Technical Requirements

https://event.on24.com/view/help/ehelp.htmlTo fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

  • Windows 7+ (Microsoft Edge, Latest Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome)
  • Apple Mac OS 10.9+ (*Latest Firefox, Safari, or Chrome)
  • Ubuntu Linux (Firefox only)
  • Android 4.x (Chrome Browser Only)
  • Apple iOs (*Latest version, Safari Browser Only)

* Official support for the "latest" version of a newly released browser, among those noted above, will be added within 8 weeks of public release. Until then, the previous version will continue to be supported instead.

If you are using an unsupported version of a Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system, you may experience difficulty in viewing and/or listening to the event.

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The audio portion of this AMA web event will be delivered directly through your computer’s speakers or attached headphones. To fully participate in this electronic, interactive, live session, please test your system and review the requirements (or ask your IT department) before the program begins:


Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • In order to access the event, your computer must have cookies and JavaScript enabled. If your operating system currently does not have cookies or JavaScript enabled, contact your network administrator.
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program.

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Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!